Libya (2011 – first combat deaths)

Ploughshares Africa, Armed Conflicts

Libya (2011 – first combat deaths)     The Conflict at a Glance Who (are the main combatants): State security forces are fighting rogue militias and separatist groups, especially in Libya’s eastern oil-rich areas. The Government of Libya is not a cohesive or stable body, and does not control the armed forces of the former regime. There are severe political divisions, …

Somalia (1988 – first combat deaths)

Ploughshares Africa, Armed Conflicts

Somalia (1988 – first combat deaths)       The Conflict at a Glance: Who (are the main combatants): The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS), along with the  Puntland and Jubaland administrations, are trying to create stability in the country. They are supported by Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama; Raskambomi; the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM); the United Nations; and the …

Nigeria (1990 – first combat deaths)

Ploughshares Africa, Armed Conflicts

Nigeria (1990 – first combat deaths)   Summary Type of Conflict Parties to the Conflict Status of the Fighting Number of Deaths Political Developments Background Arms Sources Economic Factors The Conflict at a Glance Who (are the main combatants): There is frequent conflict between the Nigerian Army and among ethnic groups and rebel factions in Nigeria, which hosts a resource-based conflict …

Kenya (1991 – first combat deaths)

Ploughshares Africa, Armed Conflicts

Kenya (1991 – first combat deaths)       The Conflict at a Glance Who (are the main combatants): The government of Kenya, led by current President Uhuru Kenyetta and the National Alliance, has been in opposition with both Raila Odinga via the Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) as well as various armed ethnic and religious groups simultaneously. Protagonists in …

Ethiopia-Ogaden (2007– first combat deaths)

Ploughshares Africa, Armed Conflicts

Ethiopia-Ogaden (2007– first combat deaths)   Conflict at a Glance Who: The government of Ethiopia is fighting various rebel groups, notably the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) and the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF). Insurgents seek varying levels of independence from the central government. Both the ONLF and the OLF want autonomy. Although OLF and the ONLF have periodically clashed over territorial …

Egypt (2011 – first combat deaths)

Ploughshares Africa, Armed Conflicts, Mideast

Egypt (2011 – first combat deaths)     Conflict at a Glance Who (are the main combatants): Since 2011, Egypt has experienced dramatic social upheaval and shifts in power. Control over the country has vacillated between the military Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF), which has acted independently of the President, and its allies, and various Islamic groups, pro-democracy actors, and their …

Algeria (1992 – first combat deaths)

Ploughshares Africa, Armed Conflicts

Last Updated: January 11, 2019 The Conflict at a Glance Who (are the main combatants): With the support of Mali, Mauritania, and Niger and in cooperation with the United States, the United Kingdom, and France, the Government of Algeria is fighting al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and its various branches. The terrorist organization Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (now …

Public events: On women, peace, security and South Sudan

Tasneem Jamal Africa, Armed Conflicts, Defence & Human Security, Event, News

Monday November 27 in Waterloo, Ontario 10:00 a.m. to noon Round Table: Women, Peace and Security: The Case of South Sudan Location: Boardroom • Balsillie School of International Affairs • 67 Erb Street West 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Welcome to the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement (CPA) Location: Grebel Gallery • Conrad Grebel University College • 140 Westmount …

NO MÁS II: END Violence against Women NOW!

Tasneem Jamal Africa, Armed Conflicts, Defence & Human Security, Event, News

Public Event: South Sudanese Women Speak Peace Sunday, November 26 All Saints Anglican Church 400 Northfield Drive West Waterloo 2:30 -3:00 Refreshments, Meet and Greet 3:00 -4:00 A Panel discussion with: Agnes Wasuk Petia, National Women’s Program, South Sudan Council of Churches Awak Hussein, Youth Coordinator, South Sudan Council of Churches Henriette Thompson, KAIROS Activist and Educator This event is part …

South Sudan’s troubled path to statehood

Cesar Jaramillo Africa, Armed Conflicts, Defence & Human Security, Featured Leave a Comment

Q&A: In conversation with Geoffrey Duke In 2011, the Republic of South Sudan became the newest country in the world when the southern Sudanese voted in a referendum to split from the largely Arab north. For many years before that, Project Ploughshares was involved in efforts to end a long civil war in Sudan and to foster peacebuilding, including direct …